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XO Laptops To Ship with Fedora or Windows XP

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In a shift of strategy revealed in a Q & A from XO Camp, One Laptop Per Child will be dropping the Sugar User Interface in future XO laptop shipments for a version of Fedora or Windows XP. Sugar will only be one application of many. Let's hear Nicholas Negroponte explain the change in his answers to olpc community questions:

* In what way will OLPC support the community in this transition? Will OLPC keep improving and debugging the software of the already delivered XOs?

OLPC will move to a Linux desktop that will run Sugar as an application. Fedora 10, which shipped in November, is a major step in this direction. It's a standard Fedora distribution that will boot on the XO-1 and includes Sugar as one of the desktop options. OLPC is working with the Fedora Project and Sugar Labs to provide a more tightly-integrated and better-performing version of this solution in the Fedora 11 release.

* Will OLPC open other options for software platforms in addition to Sugar?

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Also: Negroponte Says OLPC Will Open Source XO Hardware Design




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